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Our Mission

The mission of the Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation (HPCF) is to discover and address the unmet needs of individuals and families facing end-of-life issues through innovative and collaborative programs and services, and includes financial, educational, technological, and grief support.  You can find our Brochure by clicking the purple button below: 

Our History

Founded in Spartanburg, SC in 2000, the Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation (HPCF) is a registered 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit foundation working with health care professionals across South Carolina. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life for both hospice and palliative care patients as a way to give back to the communities. Our founders, David Niday and Todd Picou recognized the unmet needs of families faced with incurable illness and pending death. Since 2000 we have contributed over $1.2 million in support of hospice and palliative care families. Our services include providing financial help for critical unfunded expenses,  resources for memory making and legacy building,  grief education materials for teachers and school counselors to support children and their grieving family members, and funding our family-focused bereavement camps for children and families who have lost a loved within the past 3 years. In order to target our impact to families that need it the most, we work with medical professionals, including doctors,  nurses, social workers, and pediatric palliative care specialists from all over South Carolina, to identify and address critical needs for adults and children receiving hospice or palliative care services. HPCF is a proud member of the National Alliance for Children's Grief.

Our Staff


Diane Carlson

Associate Director

Julie Bright

Financial Officer

Elisa Strickler

Grant & Program Specialist

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